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Abscess scar

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Shapland
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Abscesses that were drained a long time ago can leave scar (or fibrous) tissue in the place of the abscess or in the area where it was cut open. This... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You're right: Take him to see a pediatric dentist as soon as you can.. An exposed nerve will not last long and the bacteria getting into the tooth can cause an infe... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Fix it now: A broken tooth, baby or permanent, does not self-repair. A baby tooth is the best space maintainer for an underlying permanent tooth. If the nerve o... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
See a Pedodontist: An infection is only one of many things that can happen. See a pedodontist as soon as possible to discuss what treatment is necessary and appropriate... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Varies: Depends on the size of the incision made to drain the abscess.
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Abscess: This is not uncommon. You will need to be seen and have it drained again.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Normal: Scar tissue can absolutely be uncomfortable. It may help to massage your scar with lotion daily. Are you concerned there is another abscess forming?... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo isai Perez munoz
Specializes in General Practice
Picture needed. : You need to check it with a physician since it may require further study, from the liquid for example to probe if it is a simple infection or another ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possible scar pain: Yes, sometime healing tissue can cause soreness in the area but anyway you should watch also for recurrent infection. If it is too tender, red, swolle... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Any : Any time there is a laceration through the skin it may leave a scar, but the surgeon will make every attempt to minimize the scar and can give you adv... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your decision: A plastic surgeon can revise a scar like this and make it less visible. Most people -- including most possible partners -- don't care at all about whe... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Don't worry.: Hi Emalou, Folliculitis is very common where there are large sweat glands and course hair like under the arms and in the groin area. Bacteria get do... Read More

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